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Life as it Comes Podcast

Theresa Boedeker

Life happens, but rarely as expected. These amusing short stories and observations by author and storyteller Theresa Boedeker focus on the quirkiness and surprises of life. Because everyone needs a smile, . . . perhaps even a laugh. Ask questions, give your opinion, and and share your own funny stories at www.TheresaBoedeker.com



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Life as it Comes Podcast
Nov 28, 2018 Theresa Boedeker
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It seems many things in life happen gradually. Sneaking slowly up on you and then yelling boo! This happens in my life all the time.
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Feb 13, 2018 Theresa Boedeker
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After catching the flu, I thought maybe our coughs could make us some money. The boys never did catch the vision. Some people have no humor or vision when they are sick.
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Dec 4, 2017 Theresa Boedeker
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If Houdini came back as a tongue lolling, tail wagging, and chest panting dog, I would know which dog his spirit resides within.
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Jun 21, 2017 Theresa Boedeker
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Sometimes you almost miss your plane, but in the process, you gain a story.
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Jun 7, 2017 Theresa Boedeker
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When I knock on the door of my dad's bedroom in the middle of the night and he asks me what I want. All I can manage to say is, I have a surprise for you.
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May 24, 2017 Theresa Boedeker
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Why are we all born with one fatal flaw? The worry flaw. The need to worry about anything and everything.
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May 10, 2017 Theresa Boedeker
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If Momma delays dinner and eats after the hoards, all that is left is salsa salad.
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Apr 24, 2017 Theresa Boedeker
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Communication can be hard. And sometimes we are both talking about different things and thinking we are on task, when we are not.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Apr 12, 2017 Theresa Boedeker
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Sometimes the problem you are describing to customer service is so weird, they don't believe you.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Mar 25, 2017 Theresa Boedeker
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You never know the results of a Chinese Fire Drill, until you do one!
Life as it Comes Podcast
Mar 15, 2017 Theresa Boedeker
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When it sounds like a cannon being fired from a roof, it is often something entirely different.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Feb 27, 2017 Theresa Boedeker
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Somethings are better left unsaid. Here are some of those key phrases.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Feb 15, 2017 Theresa Boedeker
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My life is full of making mistakes, or what my daughter and I refer to as 'pulling a Theresa.'
Life as it Comes Podcast
Jan 31, 2017 Theresa Boedeker
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For little boys, sometimes the grass is greener in the yard, and they feel their duty is to douse it, and douse it good.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Jan 18, 2017 Theresa Boedeker
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Sometimes we deliberately hide things, and sometimes it is purely accidental.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Dec 14, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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When our toilet seat breaks, my son and I invent the traveling toilet seat plan.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Dec 11, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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Life as it Comes Podcast
Dec 6, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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Sometimes the more we plan, the more Murphy and life's hick-ups disrupt our plans.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Nov 30, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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Sometimes when you need a nap, others are keeping you from your nap.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Nov 22, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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Turkey Day was so much simpler when I was a child.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Nov 16, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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Sometimes when a sock gets a hole in the toe there are lots of possibilities for its second life.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Nov 7, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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Finding and bagging an MOB dress has more etiquette rules than first imagined.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Nov 2, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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So who is using all the toilet paper in our house and how come they never replace the used rolls?
Life as it Comes Podcast
Oct 26, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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I loved grocery shopping as a child, but now it has lost some of its charm.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Oct 19, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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Dad's reading aloud to me as a child was a small thing to him, but a big thing to me.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Oct 12, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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Giving Noise Putty to boys at my son's birthday party doesn't produce the best results.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Oct 5, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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My 12th summer, my brother, sister, mom and I canned 1,243 jars of fruits and vegetables. We desperately needed Canners Anonymous, but couldn't find one.
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Sep 27, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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Tidying a garage is not always as easy as it seems, especially when it involves a tarp and ropes.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Sep 21, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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When spiders starts crawling into my dry and warm basement every fall I have several methods for dealing with them and their cousins, aunts, and uncles.
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Sep 14, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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Sometimes a quick trip to the grocery store and self-checking a cart of groceries turns into your worst nightmare.
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Sep 5, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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Most people think spraying is easy. Little do they realize the self-control, the analytical math mind, and the sense of timing that accompany this job.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Aug 30, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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A camping trip goes crazy when a squirt gun wielding guy tries to take out all the flying insects.
Life as it Comes Podcast
Aug 23, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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Bunny Foo Foo, a small young bunny, has been sneaking into my yard to fill himself up in the early morning and in the cool of the evenings on the tender young parts of my perennials.
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Aug 16, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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Chaos develops when we learn how to play Fictionary, a word game that takes an active imagination and the talent of making something unbelievable seem like truth.
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Aug 9, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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When my spendthrift sister and I try to book a trip together using hotel point, we run into a bit of a snag.  
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Aug 1, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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This episode tries to get the answers to some of life's mysteries that haunt us in the middle of sleepless nights. Questions like, when to call a company so as not to be put on hold as soon as your call is answered? Where does the deja-vu feeling come from? How long can two people take a shower before running out of hot water?
Life as it Comes Podcast
Jul 26, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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Sometimes you think you have breakfast under control, and then a waffles gets stuck in the waffle iron and your day suddenly turns into much different experience. 
Life as it Comes Podcast
Jul 18, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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Sometimes people make us doubt our self, which can lead to a disastrous overhaul of some area of our life. Sometimes though, we need to just keep being our self.
Life as it Comes Podcast
May 26, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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This story proves that a burnt dinner is not always as ruined as one thinks.
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May 26, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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This story is about the chaos that a surprise tornado has on a music recital.
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May 26, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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This story is about those peace invading, pesky, almost invisible fruit flies that move into one's house and remain as unwelcome guests.
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May 26, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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When a fishing trip ends with a jump into icy water, and years later finally a catch of fish.
Life as it Comes Podcast
May 26, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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What sometimes happens when guests show up unexpectedly and early.    
Life as it Comes Podcast
May 19, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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Learn what happens when you show up on the wrong night and the inevitable mishaps that follow.    
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May 19, 2016 Theresa Boedeker
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